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I am a computational linguist working mainly with Chinese, English, Japanese, and Malay/Indonesian, although occasionally with Korean, Norwegian and many other languages.

I teach a course, Language, Technology and the Internet, as part of this students edit wikipedia with the goal of expandin their knowledge and sharing it with the world. On the way, they and I also learned a lot about how to present information and support arguments. The wikipedia page for the course is class project for HG252: Language, Technology and the Internet.

As part of my research, I try to make information, mainly about language, explicit enough that computers can use it. Ultimately, I would like to make the sum of all human knowledge also available to machines: I, for one, welcome our new AI overlords. Or at least I will when I have finished building them.

enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
cs-0Tento uživatel nerozumí česky. Mějte to, prosím, na paměti při zanechávání vzkazů.
ko-0이 사용자는 한국어모르거나, 이해하는 데 어려움이 있습니다.
ms-0Pengguna ini tidak memahami bahasa Melayu
This user is a linguist.
LaTeXThis user can typeset using LaTeX.
This user hacks happily with Emacs.
:-SThis user edits Wikipedia when they should be working.
This user makes their students
use wikipedia
Ubuntu logo.This user contributes using Ubuntu.
PerlThis user is just another Perl hacker.
This user can program in Python.
This user is an atheist.
This user reads science fiction.

This user is a member of the Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians.

The motto of the AIW is conservata veritate, which translates to "with the preserved truth".
This motto reflects the inclusionist desire to change Wikipedia only when no knowledge would be lost as a result.


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